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Kindred : Neanderthal life, love, death and art / Rebecca Wragg Sykes.


In Kindred, Neanderthal expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliché of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, our ancestor who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. This book sheds new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that researchers have discovered. Since their discovery 150 years ago, Neanderthals have gone from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Our perception of the Neanderthal has changed dramatically, but despite growing scientific curiosity, popular culture fascination, and a wealth of coverage in the media and beyond are we getting the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the first full picture we have of the Neanderthals, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question of them all: their relationship with modern humans.

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  • ISBN: 9781472937490
  • ISBN: 147293749X
  • Physical Description: 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Sigma, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The first face -- The river fells the tree -- Bodies growing -- Bodies living -- Ice and fire -- The rocks remain -- Material world -- Eat and live -- Chez Neanderthal -- Into the land -- Beautiful things -- Minds inside -- Many ways to die -- Time travellers in the blood -- Denouements -- Immortal beloved -- Epilogue.
Subject: Neanderthals.
Human evolution.
Fossil hominids.
Human remains (Archaeology)

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 1 current hold with 8 total copies.
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Prince Rupert Library 569.986 Wrag (Text) 33294002101491 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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